How am I fat?
My fitness instructor told me I was fat.
But that just doesn't compute in my mind.
I wear a size 0-3 (depending on the store) jean
You can see my hip bones and I have a four pack (when I flex). Also, you can see my ribs and spine without me raising my arms or bending over. My collarbone is defined and I have very toned legs.
She said I have above average lower body and core strength.
Yet she called me fat. Where is this fatness coming from? Am I just fat because I don't have as much upper body strength as I do lower body?
This is a link of my body type. It's the closest I could find to what I look like because I don't know how to upload pictures (for shame, I know) anyway, her torso and legs and arms look exactly like my body. I know it's not the greatest angle, but please tell me where my fitness instructor is seeing the fatness.
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Well I can tell from that picture quite easily. If that truly is accurate reflection of your body type in the link, and those are your true stats, then no, you are not fat, you are at most averaged weight, and I would even call you slender.
No, fat is not your definition. The definition of "being fat" is a highly contestable status, and even varies from individual to individual, i.e., one person's fat is another person's normal. But generally, the term being fat entails your body weight is above hotly debated medical thresholds and a significant majority of this excess weight consists of fat, fatty tissues and actual fats stored in lipocytes. Thus a 180lb man with 35% body fat, is fat, but a 240lb bodybuilder at 8% body fat is not. Being fat does not have anything to do with differentials between upper and lower body strengths.
At your height, most charts put your ideal weight between 114 to 127lbs. So, you are at the low end of the ideal weight range, thus you are not even overweight. With bony hips and a four pack, that suggests your body fat % is on the low end average at most, maybe even a little below average, though your boobs will skew the numbers, for health purposes anyway.
Therefore, I personally conclude, based on what you told me being truthful, you are not fat, and your fitness instructor is a pompous ass.0